James Avery-Cunliffe - I was born the day after Christmas 1970 on a large farm in the American Mid-West. I moved to London when I was seven years old. The next major change to my life came when I was ten and I discovered Rock Climbing and the escape from the confines of the city that the sport allows. I have searched for the open spaces from the Middle East, the Arctic, Americas and Alps. But I remain in the UK not least because of the gentle beauty of her landscape.